“A Day in the Life” with contemporary dance artist, Oksana Maslechko

Oksana Maslechko is a contemporary dance artist whose roots formed in Nelson, British Columbia. At twelve years of age, Oksana’s love for dance began to bloom. Her dance journey originated at DanceFusion, where she was exposed to several dance styles.

After several years at DanceFusion, Oksana’s quest for personal development moved her to Vancouver in 2016, where she commenced her studies at Lamondance. Oksana worked assiduously on perfecting her technique and honing her craft. Oksana currently holds titles as a company member and of faculty at Lamondance.

Oksana received her 200 Hour and Restorative Yoga Teacher Training certificates in 2019. She went on to work with multiple local yoga businesses and currently teaches at Lamondance. Oksana was recently an understudy of Rachel Meyer in the Vancouver Opera titled Orfeo ed Euridice, choreographed by Idan Cohen.

Despite the pressure Covid has placed on the arts, Oksana has been making every effort to achieve her goals. She is looking forward to the exciting projects planned in 2022 as she prepares for another busy year teeming with dance.

Written by Christopher Rivard (partner)

Oksana Maslechko
From a photoshoot in 2021, with Phillip Jarmain. @phillipjarmain
Oksana Maslechko
I’m really close with my older sister Alecia. She lives in Vancouver and we try to spend time together whenever we can.
Working in the studio at Lamondance @lamondance
From a photoshoot in 2021 with Phillip Jarmain, along with my friend and dance partner Lazaro Silva. @phillipjarmain @lazarosilva__
Winding down at home with my two cats after a long day in the studio.
A photo from a performance of ‘Syn’ choreographed by Dance//Novella for Lamondance. @dance_novella
Oksana Maslechko
My partner Christopher and I, enjoying nature. When I’m not dancing, I love to get outside in the fresh air and go hiking, bike riding, camping, or relaxing at the beach.
Oksana Maslechko
From a photoshoot in 2020, with Phillip Jarmain. @phillipjarmain

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Which ‘hood are you in?

My partner and I, along with our two cats, live in Lower Lonsdale, North Vancouver.

What do you do?

I am a contemporary dance artist, as well as a certified yoga instructor.

What are you currently working on? 

I currently dance with the Lamondance Company, directed by Davi Rodrigues and mentored by Racheal Prince.  We have many things in the works for a few different shows that we will be presenting throughout the rest of our 2021/2022 season.  I’ve also been busy with some freelance work with other dance artists within the community, and in February will be starting a dance web series with Jobel Art For Earth inspired by climate change. 

Where can we find your work?

You can check me out on Instagram and can also find a lot of works that I’ve been in as well as upcoming events at lamondance.com

 

 

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